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Russian Policeman Suspended After Running Over Two Girls

A policeman in a rural part of the Ural Mountain region of Chelyabinsk is under investigation after he ran over two young girls on Friday evening.

The officer, aged 25, has reportedly been relieved of his duties, and an outside team of investigators has been sent in to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident, which occurred in the town of Chesma, Interfax reported.

The girls, born in 2007 and 2009, were not accompanied by adults at the time of the incident, the regional police department said in a statement.

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